Currently, my research focuses on Big Data management andhybrid human/machine database systems. Before joining Brown, I spent 2 years as a PostDoc in the AMP Lab at UC Berkeley after receiving my PhD from ETH Zurich. At ETH, I was part of the Systems Group, where I worked on transaction management and stream processing in the cloud. I co-authored one of the first works taking a data management perspective on cloud computing and the first research paper on hybrid human/machine database systems. I received a Swiss National Science Foundation Prospective Researcher Fellowship (2010), a DAAD Scholarship (2006), a University of Sydney Master of Information Technology Scholarship for outstanding achievement (2005), the University of Sydney Siemens Prize (2005), a VLDB best demo award (2011) and ICDE best paper award.